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    Charter Fee for Laser Worlds

    Charter is mandatory!
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    New ISAF ILCA Plaque

    I think ISAF have plenty of arm-twisting power. They "own" the class association as well as the Olympic status. Both give the possibility to say to BK: "OK you won the court case, but now we have to make this work, if not the olympic status is gone" And for those who think that losing olympic...
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    New ISAF ILCA Plaque

    OK, lets say this happens. Bruce is then going to say:"those who bought a boat with the wrong sticker now own a worthless boat..... losers!" People who do not even know there was a court case or the boat had a sticker... OR is he going to say that everybody is welcome as long as the new boats...
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    New ISAF ILCA Plaque

    No way. If ISAF want they can kick Lasers out of the olympics. How many europe dinghys wheres sold last year? Ynglings? FDs..?
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    New ISAF ILCA Plaque

    Several 1000 boats have been made that have this plaque. So who is going to explain that you can sail this boat but not that boat beacuse of the plaque...? ILCA can decide that bathtubs can be legally sailed in their events. Same with ISAF and the olympics. Bruce will HAVE to accept ALL lasers...
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    All about to kick off....

    I think the construction manual is very critical. Surely this must have been given under non disclosure and has numerous statements such as "this CM may not be shared ...etc. " This means that LPE, even though they know HOW to build a laser, they cannot use this information without formal access...
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    All about to kick off....

    1. The Oz boat will also be without Kirby sticker since the ones without Kirby will be the only ones issued by ILCA. 2. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151581478018426&set=a.114597703425.100008.92222353425&type=1&theater 165 boats ready for Sweden. High stakes and high noon..
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    All about to kick off....

    Let's say you buy a new Laser now, without the Kirby sticker. If LPE/ILCA/ISAF lose the court case the boat becomes counterfeit..? Can you then go to the dealer and get a refund? Clearly, what you bought was not fit for purpose i.e. sail in regattas? So perhaps dealers will become the bunnies in...
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    All about to kick off....

    So what about this threat?: Laser Dealers and Buyers Beware posted May 3, 2013, 3:25 PM by Kirby Torch We have learned that ISAF and ILCA intend to issue a New ISAF Plaque to terminated builder Laser Performance in North America and Europe. We understand the New ISAF Plaque will eliminate...
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    Any new news?

    So... Do I buy a new standard sail - or do I wait for the new version? And what about top mast?
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    Laser Performance United

    Clearly trying to make their own class association to get around ILCA. Surely figured out by some utterly confused MBA.
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    Class Measurer Is Going To Be Busy At The Worlds

    Basically no parts available in europe. No booms, top masts, sails, radial lowers of the stuff I´ve asked for. List is certainly longer. One solution in the emergency: Approve replica parts. NMOD.
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    Laser Performance Uk Has No Small Parts

    Easy. They do not have the cash to finance their inventory. Better then to sell it on to the retailers. They get the cash and a (smaller) profit.
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    Maclaren Us Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Look at companies like Nautivela, Winner Optimist, Blue Blue, McLaughlin, Lange in Argentina, RS, Ovington not to mention Far East. They all make ends meet by supplying boats in much smaller numbers. The spare parts market is covered by Harken, Ronstan and Optiparts ++ and the sails to a large...
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    Maclaren Us Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    So you think this is the reason the are struggling. What about parent company taking money out or money wasted on expensive diversification into other boats such as the Bug or trying to win in the very competitive market of making optis..? The minute quantity of replica parts is not going to...
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    Maclaren Us Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    This takes One Design boats to a whole new level. We now have NMOD. No Manufacturer One Design. This gives an extremely level playing field where no one has an advantage. European stockist are out of stock of items such as laser sails and radial lower masts. Back ordered a long time ago. No...
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    Maclaren Us Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Interesting view and also in line with what they have done with Maclaren US and would explain why you suddenly see a lot of lasers with huge Maclaren logos i.e. being sponsored.
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    Leaders: Please Lead!

    I think the reason behind is some over creative MBAs at Maclaren with totally wrong ideas about what is actually the brand here. The Laser brand does not matter at all. What matters is ILCA and the structure and system they provide in the form of measurements, events including charter boats...
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    Leaders: Please Lead!

    And in the meantime the Laser championships have undergone a name change to MacLaren Laser 4.7 Youth World Championship 2012 So now we have MacLaren Lasers and other Lasers, at least thats one interpretation.. I hope they are members of Laserperformance Union... what a mess.
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    Opinions Requested - Laser Uk Vs Laser Aus

    Looks like that will be at thing of the past with current LP behaviour. Perhaps all events should be held in AUS?
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